Prohibition Party Will Give Away Copies of “Partisan Prophets” to Those Who Will Make Good Use of The Book
November 1st, 2009
Jim Hedges, a leader of the Prohibition Party, has custody of 65 copies of the book, “Partisan Prophets: A History of the Prohibition Party 1854-1970″, written by Roger Storms. The Prohibition Party Executive Committee has given him authority to give them away to anyone who can establish that the person will use the book himself or herself (for scholarly purposes); also, the party will also give copies free to public libraries. Hedges asks that interested persons contact him by postal letter, at Box 212, Needmore Pa 17238.
Roger Storms was a leader of the Prohibition Party in Maine during the 1970′s. Under his leadership, the party overcame the Maine petition requirement of 10,920 valid signatures in 1976, and was able to place its presidential candidate, Ben Bubar, on the Maine ballot. Bubar received .72% of the presidential vote in Maine, and some party members were elected to non-partisan office in Maine. Storms was killed in an auto accident in the late 1970′s, and the party never again appeared on the ballot in Maine.
I have attempted to contact Mr. Hedges both by e-mail and regular mail, with no response. Nevertheless I feel that uploading the text here for educational, non-profit purposes is covered by the decision of the the Prohibition National Committee to give the book away to individuals and libraries "for scholarly purposes".
UPDATE: Today I have received a letter (a real typed paper letter, they apparently still make them) from Mr. Hedges on Partisan Prohibition Historical Society letterhead giving me permission to scan and upload the book. He said "our current policy is to give them away to anyone who can use them".